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    Governor General to present medals to Canadian military personnel – here is the full list
    Apr27

    Governor General to present medals to Canadian military personnel – here is the full list

    Governor General David Johnston will present Meritorious Service Decorations (Military Division) and Bravery Decorations to members of the Canadian Forces and allied forces at a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Friday morning. Johnston will present 5 Meritorious Service Crosses (Military Division) and 18 Meritorious Service Medals (Military Division)...

    Former NATO Ambassador Urges Alliance to Counter Russian Narrative
    Apr27

    Former NATO Ambassador Urges Alliance to Counter Russian Narrative

    NATO should actively counter the Kremlin’s claim that the Western military alliance is expanding with the aim of threatening Russia, says a former U.S. ambassador to NATO. Russia’s new national security strategy, signed by President Vladimir Putin earlier this year, identifies NATO expansion as the number one threat to Russia. It says...

    US Urges Ukraine to Jail Corrupt Officials
    Apr27

    US Urges Ukraine to Jail Corrupt Officials

    The United States is urging Ukraine to start jailing corrupt officials, after months of political turmoil that has delayed billions of dollars in foreign loans. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland said in Kyiv Wednesday that she was encouraged by Ukraine’s commitment to reforms but stressed...

    US targets 11 countries for lax copyright protection
    Apr27

    US targets 11 countries for lax copyright protection

    WASHINGTON — China, Russia and India are among 11 countries targeted by the Obama administration for leaving American producers of music, movies and other copyrighted material open to rampant piracy. The U.S. is placing the 11 countries on a “priority watch list” that subjects them to extra scrutiny and could lead to sanctions if the...

    Armenia Continues to Gamble on Aging Nuclear Plant in a Quake-Prone Area
    Apr27

    Armenia Continues to Gamble on Aging Nuclear Plant in a Quake-Prone Area

    Image: Armenia’s Metsamor nuclear power plant. Photo by Bouarf (CC BY-SA 3.0/Wikipedia) Armenia was supposed to have a new nuclear power plant this year that would replace one that National Geographic suggested a few years ago was the most dangerous in the world. The new plant was to have twice the electrical-generating capacity of the...

    Ottawa’s Beechwood more than just a cemetery
    Apr27

    Ottawa’s Beechwood more than just a cemetery

    It’s Canada’s national burial ground but beyond that people typically know little about Beechwood Cemetery. Located in Ottawa’s east end, its first burial took place in August 1873. John Alexander Craig was just three years old when he died, likely from one of the many diseases that threatened the populace of the day and pushed...

    Civilians Die As Shells Rip Apart Cars Near Donetsk
    Apr27

    Civilians Die As Shells Rip Apart Cars Near Donetsk

    Ukrainian government and Russia-backed separatist forces traded accusations about responsibility for a deadly shelling of civilians on a roadway near Donestsk. Local authorities reported at least five people died near a checkpoint in the separatist-controlled area. (RFE/RL’s Current Time TV) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe /...

    Russian Wine Prices Spike Amid Financial Crisis
    Apr27

    Russian Wine Prices Spike Amid Financial Crisis

    Russia’s financial crisis continues to hit the alcohol industry hard, as wine prices are up by as much as 15 percent among some brands, exceeding winemakers’ bleak projections. Russia is caught in an economic recession brought on by an unstable ruble, volatile oil prices, and the effects of a ban on many Western food imports. Its...

    Russian Wine Prices Spike Amid Financial Crisis
    Apr27

    Russian Wine Prices Spike Amid Financial Crisis

    Russia’s financial crisis continues to hit the alcohol industry hard, as wine prices are up by as much as 15 percent among some brands, exceeding winemakers’ bleak projections. Russia is caught in an economic recession brought on by an unstable ruble, volatile oil prices, and the effects of a ban on many Western food imports. Its...

    Ukraine Separatists Say Five Killed On Front Line
    Apr27

    Ukraine Separatists Say Five Killed On Front Line

    Russia-backed separatist representatives in eastern Ukraine say at least five people were killed in an attack on a checkpoint in the town of Yelenivka. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...